Factsheets, Bulletins and Alerts
- Scaffolds with Screening or Containment Sheeting and Temporary Roofs - March 2013 - [html] or [pdf, 4 pages, 1mB]
- Are you complying with your duty as a hirer, seller and supplier of plant?
- October 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages, 558KB]
This factsheets outlines your duties as a hirer, seller or supplier of plant.
- Caution – ceiling battens do not provide fall protection - October 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 1 page, 378KB]
This factsheet outlines that ceiling battens to not provide fall protection when working on the roofing structure of the building. This factsheet should be read in relation to the Best Practice Guidelines for Working on Roofs.
- Proactive enforcement approach to preventing falls from height - July 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 5 pages, 1.2MB]
This document outlines the enforcement actions you can expect from inspectors if you are not working safely at height.
- Information for contractors, developers, landlords, clients, and home owners - July 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 1 page, 331KB]
This factsheet contains important information for contractors, developers, landlords, clients, and home owners.
- Planning a safe approach to working at height - Apr 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages, 286KB]
This factsheet will help you manage working at height safely.
- Selecting the right equipment for working safely at height - Apr 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages, 274KB]
This factsheet will help you select the right equipment for working safely at height.
- Short duration work at height - Apr 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 1 page, 217KB]
This factsheet will help you plan safely for short duration work at height.
- Edge protection - Apr 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages, 266KB]
This factsheet will help you use edge protection when working at height safely.
- Temporary work platforms - Apr 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages, 285KB]
This factsheet will help you select and use temporary work platforms for working at height safely.
- Total Restraint System - Apr 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages, 337KB]
This factsheet will help you to select and use a total restraint system (sometimes referred to as a travel restraint system) for working safely at height.
- Safe working with ladders and stepladders - Jan 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages, 1.05MB]
This factsheet is for anyone considering using a ladder or step ladder in a workplace.
- Be safe working on roofs - Jan 2012 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages 182KB]
Everyone is responsible for preventing falls when working on a roof – the principal, the self-employed contractor and subcontractor, the employer and the worker.
- Permanent anchorage systems on rope access and fall arrest systems Information and advice for designers, installers, testers and users – March 2010 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages 145KB]
Following a complaint about the safety of permanent rope access anchorages the Department of Labour has published a Hazard Management Bulletin. Further investigation has revealed problems in some specific areas of these systems.
- Permanently Installed Rope Access and Industrial Fall-Arrest Systems - Feb 2010 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages 146KB]
This Hazard Alert provides interim advice to building owners, building managers and users about the need to have suitable systems to ensure the safe performance of this safety critical equipment. The safety of the person using these systems relies on all parties involved carrying out their work in a proper manner.
- Stepladder Safety - Feb 2010 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages 131KB]
Stepladder safety has become a major concern over recent years as employees have received serious injuries in falls, some of which have resulted in prolonged health problems and, in the worst case, a fatality.
- Safe Access – Working at Height – Sept 2004 - [html] or [pdf, 2 pages 88KB]
This accident report after a sawmill worker was fatally injured when he fell onto a concrete surface from a walkway at a height of 2.05 metres.
- Scaffolding 1999 [pdf, 2 pages 57KB]
Scaffolding is a temporary means of support used by most trades in the construction industry as a means of access, a platform to work from and/or to store or support materials; and a way to provide protection to persons below.
- Brittle Roofing Safety 1998 - 1998 [pdf, 2 pages 53KB]
No person should work in any area where there is a risk of falling due to the presence of fragile (brittle) material. Brittle roofing is any roofing material that willnot safely support the weight of a person walking on it.